Managing your documents has never been this easy with the introduction of Android add-ons for Google Docs and Google Sheets. Whether you need an e-signature for your document or you need to pull CRM data on your smart phone, these add-ons can help you accomplish more, from anywhere you want.
What are these add-ons?
Add-ons have been common for the computer programs, and there are extensive number of third party add-ons for Google apps and Google Drive. An add-on can be described as a program that adds more functionality or features to the existing program. Google Chrome browser for your desktop or laptop can be considered as one of those programs that can be used to install an extensive number of add-ons. But since people are relying more on their smartphones and tablets to maintain their professional life, the introduction of these add-ons in portable devices can be even more useful.
These add-ons will help the third party applications to better integrate with Google’s Docs and Sheets. Suppose you want to add your signature to an important contract that has to be ready within an hour and there are no coffee shops to be found around you to use Wi-Fi, with the help of DocuSign, you will be able to pull the documents from your Google Drive, add your signature to the contract and instantly share it with people you want to within minutes.
"The secure and reliable signing from DocuSign paired with the power and speed of Google Apps brings you to the next level of productivity," DocuSign explained on its blog.
There are many add-ons available in Google’s Play Store, such as Prosperworks, which can be used to pull the CRM data into Google sheets and Scanbot, which can be used to scan the documents using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and insert their content into Docs as an editable text.Google has worked with several partners for the initial set of add-ons which as mentioned before, are available in Play Store. Google has also introduced an add-on for its own Google Classroom, which is their educational platform.